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Garbage & Recycling Curbside Collection

The Transfer Stations remains open to Branford residents Monday through Friday from 7:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 7:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.


The Town provides curbside garbage and recycling collection to most single family and multi-family homes. Most apartment buildings, condominiums and commercial buildings are serviced by a private hauler. 

  • Garbage and Recycling (for those receiving collection through the Town hauler) are collected on the same day, once a week.  
  • To determine the day of the week your materials are collected, please consult the neighborhood map or street list.
  • Collections for leaves occur on the same day as your other materials during the spring and fall. (see schedules)  

Garbage Collection Guidelines

  • It must be put out at the Town curb.
  • It must be put out by midnight before your collection day.
  • It must be put out in Town provided trash cart.
  • It may contain your regular kitchen-wastebasket-type weekly garbage.
  • It must not contain leaves (collected separately).
  • It must not contain grass clippings (leave them on your lawn).
  • It must not have any recyclables in it (see below).
  • It must not contain construction or demolition material.
  • It must not contain large bulky items such as furniture, televisions.
  • It must not contain metal items or other things that won’t burn.

Single Stream Recycling Collection Guidelines

The containers that go loose into the blue recycling bin are:

  • Glass bottles & jars – any color
  • Metal cans – aluminum or steel (“tin”)
  • Aluminum foil & foil pie plates
  • #1 – #7 Rigid Plastics, clear and/or colored 
  • newspapers, cardboard, magazines, mail, office paper, paperboard, milk cartons, juice cartons, and juice boxes. No plastic bags. 
  • No plastic bags or other plastic film.

    Before you put containers in the blue cart:

    • Rinse containers enough so they won’t smell.
    • Squash the plastic jugs and cartons as best as you can (we don't want to ship air).

    Before you call…

    Do you have the right week?
    Leaves are collected in the spring and fall, and only every other week in spring.  See above schedule.

    Do you have the right day?
    Was there a holiday where the transfer station was closed?  See above schedule.

    Do you have the right time?
    You must put materials out before midnight the night before your collection day pick up. Collection should be done by 1:30 PM. Leaves are collected by different trucks.

    Is there a sticker on your container?
    The hauler should put on orange sticker on trash or green sticker on recycling if it was left behind for a reason.


Last Updated: Tue, 10/10/2023 - 8:47am